2022 Season

Violinist Christian Tetzlaff

Tetzlaff Plays Shostakovich

When & Where

Concerts
Fri Aug 12 2022
Sat Aug 13 2022 Add to Cal Jay Pritzker PavilionInfo

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Open Rehearsals
Tue Aug 9 2022
Thu Aug 11 2022
Fri Aug 12 2022 Jay Pritzker PavilionInfo
Pre-Concert Lectures
Fri Aug 12 2022
Sat Aug 13 2022 Add to Cal Chase Promenade North TentInfo

Program

Dmitri Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem

Description

Hear two seminal works from the mid-20th century, both impacted and influenced by a tumultuous age. Festival favorite Christian Tetzlaff returns to play Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1, a piece that was hidden by its composer during a time when he was persecuted by the tyrant Joseph Stalin. Carlos Kalmar leads the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus in Ralph Vaughan Williams' choral masterwork Dona Nobis Pacem, written between world wars as a plea for peace. .

Featuring

Carlos Kalmar

Conductor

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Christopher Bell

Chorus Director

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Dmitri Shostakovich

Composer

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Ralph Vaughan Williams

Composer

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Christian Tetzlaff

violin

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Nathan Berg

bass-baritone

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Grant Park Chorus
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Maeve Höglund

soprano

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Grant Park Orchestra
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